Fragrance directly affects our consciousness. what is sexy aromatherapy?….
People, plants and insects subtly secrete pheromones from the Greek, pherin “to transfer” and hormon, meaning “to excite.” Pheromones are microscopic chemical messengers that affect hormone levels, fertility, aggression and libido. People, regarded as sexy, often give off lots of pheromones, affecting the brains of the opposite sex.
A plant produces essential oils to affect growth, reproduction, to attract pollinators, repel predators and as protection from disease.
Essential oils affect the body in several ways. Scent travels along a neurological pathway, bypassing the blood brain barrier. The limbic system, at the back of the brain, is associated with memory, emotion and learning. When essential oils are smelled they can have a powerful effect on the emotional body and can stimulate the production of neurotransmitters.
The sense of smell is greatly underused in its ability to help sexual concerns. People will engage in more touch therapy when pleasant fragrances abound in lotions and potions. If a particularly essential oil is not pleasant to you or your beloved, don’t use it, no matter what its traditional uses are.
Here are seven essential oils that help turn one’s thoughts to passion:
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum).
Cinnamon is sweet, spicy and warming. It invigorates the senses, calms the nerves and improves circulation. Cinnamon increases desire, creativity and can improve erectile dysfunction and frigidity. Studies on a group of male medical students found that the smell of cinnamon buns increased blood flow to the penis. Pumpkin pie spice also had this effect. Never use undiluted.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale).
Ginger is pungent, sweet and warming. It’s stimulating fragrance helps open the heart and is aphrodisiac, even benefiting erectile dysfunction. It improves circulation and depression. Do not use undiluted.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
A sweet, warming, stimulating, rich, sensual and exotic essential oil. It is available as an absolute, which is not a pure essential oil. It relieves stress, helps move emotional blocks, calms fear, anxiety, and is mildly euphoric. Jasmine is sacred to Kama, the Hindu love god, and eastern version of Cupid, found on the tip of one of his arrows.
Neroli (Citrus bigaradia, C. aurantium).
Neroli, from orange blossoms, is sweet and cooling, relieves anxiety, stress, grief, and is an antidepressant. Neroli helps relieve first encounter apprehensions when spending time with a new partner. It is used to calm pre-menstrual tension and cramps.
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli, P. cablin)
iA sweet, musty, woodsy and warming essential oil. Patchouli calms anxiety, lifts the spirits, stimulates the nervous system, improves clarity, and attracts sexual love. Used to treat frigidity, yeast and vaginal infections, as well as balance libido levels, most likely, by balancing the endocrine glands. Patchouli is antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac and regenerative. For many of us, patchouli brings on 1960’s memories of Woodstock and Grateful Dead concerts and is beloved by hippies.
Rose (Rosa gallica officinalis, R. damascena, R. centifolia)
considered sacred to Aphrodite (Venus) and queen of all flowers. It’s fragrance is rich, deeply floral, sweet and cooling. It is available as an absolute. Rose is associated with physical and spiritual love and a supreme heart opener. Rose is both sensual and romantic and helps heal grief from emotional trauma. Rose helps one feel happier, relieves anger, jealousy and relationship conflicts. Good for anyone who feels distanced from their emotional center.
When wanting to rekindle the spark of love, use rose oil while making love. Place one diluted drop on your forehead before sleep, to have dreams of love. Place a drop of rose oil on your lover’s and your own heart chakra after first smelling it. It strengthens the uterus, regulates menses and relieves cramps.. Rose is antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac and rejuvenative.
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata)
A sweet, bitter, cooling and erotic essential oil. Ylang-Ylang means “flower of flowers” in Malayan language. It is euphoric, relaxes a nervous partner and stimulates the senses. Long used to calm anger, anxiety, fear, frigidity and improve self esteem. It helps foster a state of peacefulness. Ylang ylang has been recommended as a remedy for PMS, to balance hormones, improve erectile dysfunction, and orgasmic ability. In Indonesia ylang ylang flowers are scattered on the beds of newlyweds to promote desire and bless the union with children. Ylang ylang is antidepressant, antiseptic, and aphrodisiac.
Aromatherapy doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as smelling the flowers!
And we have made an amazing Aphrodisiac Body Oil, a devine essential oils blend special for Valentine’s day!